Health Educator Supervisor (RC142)

Expired on: Mar 22, 2023

Hiring Range: $55,000-$65,000

Pay Band: 5

Agency: Department of Health


Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public – G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of Virginians. The VDH is made up of a statewide Central Office in Richmond and 33 local health districts.

The Richmond Henrico Health District (RHHD) is searching for a Community Health Worker Supervisor for the Resource Centers located throughout the Richmond community. The Resource Centers are the District’s satellite health centers located in Richmond’s six large public housing communities and the Southwood community that focus on a relationship-based approach to trust building among residents. This position is responsible for oversight of day-to-day Center operations, and oversees the program and supervision of 8 Community Health Workers (CHWs). The RHHD Community Health Worker program was established in 2011 and is a team of dedicated, passionate staff who have led the state in Community Health Worker programming.

In addition, this position will ensure effective community health initiatives in collaboration with the Community Health Nurse Sr and CHWs. Community initiatives include programs focusing on: chronic disease, substance use disorder, food access, mental health, and connection to medical and social resources. Additional responsibilities include assisting in gathering data for programmatic and grant requirements, developing community partnerships, monitoring the quality of community health worker services, case management and navigation oversight and monitoring of the Resource Center budget. This position will be located within the Resource Center clinics. This position will need to obtain a Community Health Worker certification within 18 months of hire.

Position plays an integral lead role in the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of community-based public health initiatives. Collaborates with District staff and community partners to promote health & prevent disease. Provides direct supervision to the District general community health educators and leads prevention programs. The position will assist the District Health Director engage and guide local policy makers in their efforts to address and develop policies that impact public health. Provides public information and leads public relations activities for health district or office.

The Virginia Department of Health offers 12 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plans (including 401a Cash Match and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan) as well as sick,
family/personal, and annual leave.

Minimum Qualifications

• Knowledge of public health issues; public and private health care practices; program evaluation; planning and policy development; community organizing; survey methods and use of data and health education principles
• Demonstrated skills in program planning; implementation and evaluation; community assessment and organization; writing reports and program plans; public speaking; effective collaboration with other professionals and the general public
• Excellent organization and presentation skills; strong networking abilities and effective oral and written communication skills; ability to foster good working relationships with professionals and community groups to achieve desired outcomes
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; problem solve; make effective decisions and develop program goals and objectives; evaluate and direct program outcomes, impacts and processes; manage a multi-disciplinary state-wide program
• Experience with grant writing, budget management, and supervision of staff
• Knowledge and experience in use of computers and computer applications, including Internet, Microsoft Office, and various Mail applications
• May travel and work some weekends and/or evening hours

Preferred Qualifications:

• Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) for Health Educators preferred
• Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience preferred
• Previous experience in community health and the assessment/improvement process preferred

Special Instructions: 

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHSIG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, background checks or completion of Statement of Economic Interests may be required for certain positions.
VDH accepts only on-line applications. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted until 11:55 p.m. on the job closing date. Applications and/or resumes should include relevant work history which indicates your qualifications for this position.

It is the policy of the Commonwealth and VDH that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. VDH employees have a shared Code of Ethics, which can be found in the bottom banner of our website:
If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.30 layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you must submit the card before the closing date for this position. The Card may be submitted with the state application as an attachment.

VDH requires all Health-Care Personnel (HCP) to provide documentation of immunization or evidence of immunity to the following: hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; a one-time dose of
tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last dose of tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine was administered (Td or Tdap boosters shall be received every 10 years); and the current year’s seasonal influenza vaccination.

As a V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) employer VDH Welcomes Veterans to apply!

Supplemental Questions:
You may be required to respond to position-specific questions at the end of this application. This information will help us evaluate your credentials and qualifications for the job. Failure to respond to any questions may disqualify you from further consideration

Contact Information:

Name: Deja Mills

Phone: 804-205-3744



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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